In the wake of the EA acquisition there have been some major structural changes at PopCap. Where once there was a large Studio with an art team, now there are a lot of little studios with the artists on each of those teams answering to the Franchise Head of each of those smaller teams. So, no Studio Art Team, no need for a Studio Art Director. As of midnight last night I am available for immediate employment. ;)
All in all, it’s gone well. I got a nice severance package and I feel pretty good about my prospects… the game industry is flourishing, even in this crappy economy, and there’s a lot of this sort of work in the Greater Seattle Area. We have some breathing room, so we don’t need to find something right this second... we want to get the right position and we want to stay in this area.
Sue has been absolutely awesome… I don’t appreciate her nearly enough. All in all, I’m not sorry to see 2011 go, but I'm ready for the adventure that lies ahead! Happy New Year and Allons-y!